January 22, 2008
Potassium bromide and witchcraft
Only in Sudan.
Sudanese bakery owner fined for using witchcraft in court
Text of report by private Sudanese newspaper Al-Ra'y al-Amm on 22 January
The community security court in Khartoum Bahri has sentenced a bakery owner to a one year prison term after he was found guilty of using the banned Potassium Bromide substance in bread making.
The bakery owner was further fined 2,000 pounds [1,000 US dollars] because during his trial, he was caught touching traditional amulets, used in witchcraft, against the judge to escape being sentenced. The judge spotted the man in the act and ordered him to be searched.
The man was subsequently found to be in possession of papers and an amulet on which the judge's name was inscribed and other witchcraft-related scripts.
Posted by aheavens at January 22, 2008 11:32 AM